Trump Pledges $1 Million of His Personal Wealth to Harvey Relief
Harvey, the costliest natural disaster in US history, may cost a whopping $160 billion in economic damages.
President Donald Trump will donate $1 million of his own money to relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Thursday.
"I am happy to tell you that (Trump) would like to join in the efforts that a lot of the people that we have seen across this country do and he's pledging $1 million of personal money to the fund," Sanders told reporters at a White House briefing.
Hurricane Harvey, the costliest natural disaster in US history, may cost a whopping US $160 billion in economic damages in Texas which resulted in massive destruction, killing 44 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless.
Harvey, now a tropical depression, made the second landfall yesterday, slamming into the Louisiana coast near the Texas border hitting the region with record-breaking rainfall and devastating floods.
Harvey has brought the heaviest rainfall in US history, soaking Texas with more than 52 inches since it first made landfall last Friday.
At least 44 people have been killed as a result of the devastating floods and that number was climbing as water receded, revealing the storm's awful toll, officials were quoted as saying by the New York Times.
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